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FEATURE
Dec 2017

Tastes of India, from North and South

There's never a dhall moment when it comes to Indian food.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

The Kopitiam – Where Cultures Congregate

By serving halal fare, two coffee shops on the mainland prove that food unites.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

Penang’s frozen desserts are no longer taken for granted.

FEATURE
Jun 2016

Going Back to Nature Comes Naturally

Pastoral delights abound at Balik Pulau.

REVIEW
Mar 2016

The Penan’s Lament: “The Forest is Our Skin”

Books that look at the plight of Sarawak’s forest nomads.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2016

Will Malaysia’s Bullish Art Market be Bearing Downwards?

Art Market be Bearing Downwards? Bidding fatigue and scarcity of top-notch works might spell a slowdown in the art market.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

One country’s Merdeka is another’s damage control

To gain a fuller insight into Malaysia’s attainment of independence, we need to look at the adjacent puzzle pieces as well.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2015

Rising global inequality signals coming catastrophe

Say goodbye to social, political and financial stability, and economic growth.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Apr 2015

Penang’s economy in 2015: Growth continues, but more slowly

As we enter the second quarter, we take a look at what's affecting the Penang economy.

RESTAURANT REVIEW
Feb 2015

Rasa Sayang’s cool lounge

If you're looking for some fun, interaction and play, there's a new joint in town where you can get all that – and more.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2014

What can we obey if we cannot obey simple municipal rules?

Without proper civic consciousness, we cannot truly be proud of our cities.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

No easy task to educate

When Alina Amir gets thrown into a classroom full of rowdy 13-year-olds, she finds that teaching can be a Herculean task.

TRAVEL
Jun 2014

Four lakes and a tent

For an unforgettable (and also affordable) experience travelling around Europe, Bram Tan recommends you go old school, get a tent and go camping.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2014

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

FOOTPRINTS
Mar 2014

Supping in the homes of strangers

Plate Culture marries the idea of secret kitchens with the Internet to create an intimate sort of dining experience.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Awed by the Korean DMZ

A tour of the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas is not your typical holiday destination.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

The men with shaved legs

Bram Tan documents the trials of the Grimpeurs as they endure one of the toughest stages of the Tour de France.

RESTAURANT REVIEW
Sep 2012

Brunch with the Grand Dame

Suffolk House introduces its first Sunday champagne semi-buffet brunch.

FEATURE
Jun 2012

The Working Poor

Are Malaysians living in working poverty?

COVER STORY
Sep 2011

Paradise Being Lost, All Is Not Well on Penang’s Beaches

As injuries and complaints mount, Batu Ferringhi’s famed beach is rapidly losing its lustre, thanks to an unregulated water sports industry and the absence of enforcement.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

The Face of A Movement

Anne Ooi was just another protestor on July 9, until a photograph of her took the internet by storm.

FEATURE
Mar 2011

Malaysia needs an equitable healthcare system

Toh Kin Woon talks about whether the increasing privatisation of health services is desirable, and how Malaysia’s healthcare system can be made more equitable.

FEATURE
Oct 2010

Emilies of Emerald Hill

Director Saw Teong Hin puts a new spin on an old classic.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2010

Nirmala’s last wish

A dying Nirmala Dutt Shanmughalingam struggles to finish her final paintings in praise of her God.

FEATURE
Feb 2010

Ko-Tai the city

Penang's colourful heritage is brought to life in song and dance.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2009

Penang art: Chance, renewal and sustenance

The Penang art scene is an aging one. The time has come for a renaissance.

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